I was just recently offered a CNA position at my dream hospital. I'm in Texas but I think my strategies will work for you:
1. Stalk the the hospital/hospital system on social media (facebook, twitter, their websites, google)- I found out about career fairs and job opportunities that they didn't advertise anywhere else.
2. Show up to the interview dressed professionally. There were at least 4 people dressed in scrubs
for the interview- show you made an effort to look your best. Leave the short skirts and stripper heels at home though.
3. Have answers ready for the common questions like "Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for a client", "How do you develop trust with a client?" "Why do you want to work for us?" "What makes a great CNA?"
4. Be honest. I'm a nursing student and have no healthcare experience except for the last year of clinical, which I said. Fortunately, I had (have!
) a nurse manager that wants little experience so that they can teach you their way.